California Bill Places Faith-Based Colleges Under Threat

The Daily Signal reports on a bill in California that may serve as a model for forces in other states seeking to circumscribe religious faith in public life. It could also provide a blueprint for the federal government, which on this issue is every bit as radical as the California legislature. Current California law bans colleges and universities from “discriminating” based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, but contains an exemption for “an educational institution that is controlled by a religious organization if the application would not be consistent with the religious tenets of that organization.” This means

Planned Parenthood Fights to Ban Undercover Reporting in California

Last week, the California Assembly voted to pass AB 1671, a state bill which would make it illegal to covertly record a health care professional and publicize that recording without the consent of all parties involved. Although the bill has yet to pass the California Senate, it is already generating a great deal of controversy in the state. While its proponents are arguing that it is a necessary step in securing privacy protections for health professionals, its many detractors counter that it is a threat to the First Amendment’s protection of the freedom of the press (among other concerns). Journalists

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